Eminent scientist G. Satheesh Reddy, director of the Hyderabad-based premier missile research laboratory Research Centre Imarat, has been conferred with the fellowship of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN).
He has been honoured for his contribution to the fields of inertial and satellite-based navigation and avionics technologies.
Reddy became the first and the only scientist from India to be conferred the fellowship by the institute.
RIN governing council invited Reddy for the annual meet, scheduled on July 15 in London, to bestow on him the fellowship.
Established in 1947, the Britain-based RIN is one of the world’s leading professional bodies dedicated to furthering the advancement of navigation around the world.
The institute has elected nearly 450 highly distinguished navigation professionals as fellows from all over the world.
Reddy is one of the leading navigation and avionics experts in the country with nearly three decades of experience.
He led the development of avionics technologies in the critical areas of navigation, embedded computers, control, guidance, simulation, RF and infrared imaging seekers, satellite systems, power supplies, telemetry, ground systems and cybernetics for the Indian missile programme and other defence programmes.